rel=’nofollow’ IS a failure
My earlier nofollow post is now officially the most-spammed blog posting I’ve ever written. All this despite a moderation system–the spammers are getting zero benefit from all this. Deterrent techniques are not working; there will always be some small percentage of “unprotected” sites that the bad guys are happy to exploit.
Adding insult, even after I moderate posts, the links still have nofollow applied (by default in WordPress). Later, I’m going to post some analysis on how and why nofollow fails. If you have any ideas, post them in comments below. -m